Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
YSL Sheer Candy in Cool Guava, Armani blush in 2 or 10, Benefit's Hervana, Benetint, Armani Stretch Mascara, NARS eye shadow base, Dior Iconic Mascara, Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain, Lancome Cils Booster, and Sunday Riley's Effortless Tinted Primer.
*Not pictured is Anastasia Brow Gel, Shiseido Foundation brush, Clarasonic brush heads*
I may not get everything above (mainly the face primer due to complete lack of need)
but a girl can dream...
Other items I am currently lusting after which is unavailable from Sephora
Chanel lipstick in 28, Romantic, NARS Mykonos cream shadow and lastly, Burberry's eye shadow in Almond.
While composing this list I also saw this as "New" on the Sephora site from Laura Mercier, hmmm
What are your current wish list items?
Are you holding out for the sale like me?
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Alba Body Cream in Kukui Nut: In my slow effort to include more organic products in my life I have come to try Alba’s Body cream and I love this!
I don’t really like body lotions, I love body butters and creams which are more hydrating
(I hate parched skin)
This scent is so warm and great for winter. I would repurchase and recommend this.
Lancome High Resolution Collaser X: I received this with a GWP and had no idea what it was for. Face? I ended up just using it on my hands at night, to prevent my hands from looking too old.
Good way to use up these kinds of products...
Bath and Body Works Lotion: Nothing special but pretty good if you get it on sale. I would not recommend it at full price.
Neutrogena Acne Wash: Staple.
Lush Tea Tree Toner: A summer staple. Light and fresh and does seem to help keep my skin less spotty in the summer when the temperature flies and perspiration with make up on is plentiful!
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and Lotion: There are lovers and haters, but everyone has tried these!
While they are not my HG, if I don’t have any moisturizers to use I know I can fall back on these which are not horrendously priced due to the incredibly large size of these bottles and know my skin won’t go nuts.
I will probably repurchase this on and off for years.
Nuetrogena Acne Wash for Stress: I think I have tried MOST of Nuetrogena’s skin care lines. I have not tried their new ones because I’ve pretty much had enough. This wash is probably the most sensitive I have tried from the brand. This actually quite reminds me of the Avene cleanser for acne.
Simmilar lather, scent, and effect! It’s cheaper than Avene but has more chemicals unlike Avene which is more natural and paraben free. Also, the Avene cleanser lasted about 3x longer than Neutrogena’s so the price may be reflected in this.
The Neutrogena item has a nice pump and is readily available.
To be honest between the two I would probably keep repurchasing the Neutrogena because it just seems slightly better at controlling acne to Avene but the results are quite similar though Avene is more natural to those who are more attracted to that aspect.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: Another relic from my collection. I was all set to order boatloads of Bioderma but saw this in my collection (this JUMBO sized container) and decided to finish it up.
This product has a large following of fans but I don’t really prefer oils to cleanse.
Usually I am paranoid and cleanse with an extremely mild cleanser after to just remove any remnants. This 1 extra step is the reason why I prefer Bioderma and other removers of it’s kind to oils.
Burts Bees Acne Moisturizer: My skin seems to like this when it is more tolerant, when my skin is sensitive I don't use this. It is moisturizing enough for combo to oily skin but for normal skin, you may crave more hydration.
Acne prevention: minimal, but better when used in conjunction with an acne focused routine.
Boscia Black Mask: I think this is one of Boscia’s best selling products. You can read my review here, but I can state now that I saw very little effect and would not recommend this to anyone.
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed: I believe this may be one of the best cleansers I have tried to date. Full review will come in the future, but until then, I highly recommend this!
Boscia Blotting Sheets: HG! The best! Have repurchased countless times.
Boots Eye Make Up Remover: Target ran out of my preferred Sonia Kashuk remover. I don’t mind this but this leaves more of an oily residue around my eyes after use. I still prefer SK for the same price as this product.
Boots Rose Water Toner: I’ve become quite a fan of rose water as a toner! Though most seem to feel like water and are simple, I never realized much of a difference between brands.
This is different. This was probably the weakest, most water-ed down rose water I have tried and would not recommend it.
Rose water is relatively not expensive, and this product’s price point is similar to those with better performance in terms of hydration, brightness, and soothing.
L'Occitaine Lotion: These hand creams are among my favorite for my hand bag. I love all the varying scents. These are hydrating while not being greasy. The only con is, the packages are quite small.
Biotherm Gel Moisturizer: A gift from my mother when in Duty Free. This is hydrating and light but only for summer and those again with combo to oily skin. It sinks in, but is very heavily perfumed and ran out quickly. I do not think I would buy this on my own but I do love these jars. I used Biotherm for a period in HS and use the jars to hold my stud earrings.
Anti Bacertial Gel: I have a mountain of these and go just go through them like peanuts.
Bare Study Paint Pot: At laaaasssst *cue in the music*
I thought this would NEVER finish. I think I’ve had this for 2.5 years? With semi consistent use. I would skip it for maybe 2 months but would come back and use it non stop for 5 and it never seemed to waiver.
I own other Paint pots outside this, but this is the only one anywhere near a dent and completed. I’m sure the others have fully dried out by now.
This is a slightly shimmery beige cream product that some people use as a primer. Though it creased on me, in the winter this as a primer worked just fine. The texture is smooth but does get more dry over time. Storing them upside down with tightly closed lids helps with longevity.
I will probably never purchase another PP again.
They’re not bad products but they’re not that great to me.
The texture is a bit dry over time so I feel as if I am tugging my eyes to apply this.
Also when I am too tanned, a sheer wash of this looks stark white on my lids.
It had dried out a few times on me where it was just not blending, period, so I would have to scrape out the most exterior product to expose a creamy consistency again which wastes products.
I noticed my Benefit Creaseless creams never dry out and remain creamy far longer than PP’s.
I know many people are a fan of these but I told myself years ago, this was my one and only.
Anastasia Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde: Quite a nice pencil with a convenient spooly which is actually a decent one. Anastasia’s formula seems more waxy than other brands I have tried so for this reason I feel less need for brow gel or wax products. A good product in my opinion.
Estee Lauder Lip Gloss: I’m pretty sure this shade was LE but it was just a coral pink with gold shimmer. Not very unique. Not too sticky, and had a pleasant scent. I prefer doe foot applicators to brush which is what this has, but overall Estee Lauder glosses seem quite nice.
Majorlica Majorca Lash Primer: One of the best lash primers I have tried!!! Too bad it is not readily available to me here in the states. If this was available this would be a repurchase as it held my curl and added noticeable length, very slight volume.
Have you finished anything recently? Some winners to recommend?